Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Provident Financial Group LSE:PFG London Ordinary Share GB00B1Z4ST84 ORD 20 8/11P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -24.00p -1.00% 2,366.00p 2,362.00p 2,364.00p 2,388.00p 2,340.00p 2,388.00p 351,787 16:35:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonequity Investment Instruments 1,183.2 343.9 181.8 13.0 3,496.40

Provident Financial Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
19/7/2017
10:59
I would have fined them more ; hate those SMS spams.
wad collector
18/7/2017
17:07
Oops, ICO fine today. Only £80K but more damage to their reputation, suggests poor controls and management taking their eyes off the ball, nearly a million spam emails and SMS sent out according to reports. Desperate times.
sippguru
13/7/2017
13:15
Minerve - "The issue here is loss of market share for Provident Financial." Yes, there will be some loss and as Wad has said it looks like a long haul for the share price to get back to it's peak. My main concern is the dividend, as long as they can keep that on track then I can wait.
losos
10/7/2017
14:56
That is why I hold other competitors too. The market demand isn't dissapearing. The issue here is loss of market share for Provident Financial.
minerve
10/7/2017
13:08
If you read the posts on the staff blog, many have defected to other companies. This is no way a one-off blip. The business will always go with the agent on the doorstep so getting rid of nearly half the agents doesn't seem like the cleverest thing to do.
shalex
05/7/2017
11:30
Thanks Wad! I've made good money on this share in the past and reinvested in a small way just before the crash.The dividend is good , but i've sold half at a loss and am now prepared to wait for recovery.
biggcl
05/7/2017
10:16
Biggcl , flattered to be asked. The Prov business model has stood up well over many decades despite being viewed as old-fashioned. The demand will always be there and I think the clean-up of the dodgy lending practices has not harmed Prov. Having said that, I wouldn't invest here if you cannot wait potentially a long time for a share price recovery.
wad collector
03/7/2017
12:25
Liberum have made some howling calls recently. EZJ about the worst of late. Most brokers talk their own book. I'm happy to hold until the 25th.
penycae
03/7/2017
11:30
Morning all. Just bought some of these. That gap will fill sooner or later. I see AQR are building their short position. Probably contributed to the drop this morning. Algos working overtime.
penycae
26/6/2017
11:23
wad - you're a long term fan of this share.There has been a lot of doom-mongering in the press.What is your current view if I may ask (NAI!) thank you
biggcl
26/6/2017
11:21
I still wince when I remember an investment in 'city darling' Independent Insurance. A black hole was discovered in the accounts, the share price collapsed and the company went into liquidation. The CEO got 7 years inside for fraud. 16 years later IIG customers and employees are receiving some financial compensation but there is nothing for shareholders.
robinnicolson
26/6/2017
10:03
I've had my fair share of shockers , and I am reminded of the adage "Never invest anything in the stock market that you can't afford to lose"
wad collector
26/6/2017
09:10
djderry - Yes we've all had them, not been in Cattles or Versaillles, but the ones I have had are erased from my memory haha.
losos
24/6/2017
20:17
One of the reasons for my investing in provident is the 'heavy -touch'approach where they stay very close to the customer so the CEM role is a progression of that,albeit spurred on by regulation.Obviously,execution is key. On the subject of painful investment decisions,another one of mine was Versailles, one of the head guys siphoned off millions,allegedly. I use that last word on the advice of my legal people but you know what I mean! To this day I find it painful to visit, although the Hall of Mirrors and the gardens are somewhat soothing.
djderry
23/6/2017
16:06
robinnicolson - Thanks, works fine if I do that, had a bit of a read through, interesting, but (as always) busy on other projects so left the registration for now.
losos
23/6/2017
13:33
losos, type "http" instead of "hxxp"
robinnicolson
23/6/2017
13:18
robinnicolson - The link didn't work for me, not unusual since I am not tech savy. I did notice that it starts hxxp which I've never seen before, (just to update my very limited knowledge) is the hxxp significant ? are we supposed to replace it with something ? God, life gets complicated sometimes haha.
losos
22/6/2017
18:06
Here is the link to the Provident Financial Agents Forum. The general public are able to join (registration is very quick). Useful for PFG scuttlebutt! hxxp://providentagents.com/index.php Apparently The Times is running an article this weekend titled 'a day in the life of a collections agent' and are looking for contributions from PFG agents.
robinnicolson
22/6/2017
15:51
"Customer Experience Manager" sounds like they have had consultants take over - the latest fad and conveniently forgetting they have a business to run.
fenners66
22/6/2017
12:07
djderry - "in the big scheme of things I try to remind myself that it's only money." There was also London & Scottish, not sure if that was an LSE quoted company, I think it was, but has disappeared into the mists of time now as well haha. PFG have always been the leaders in this field, and to be fair I bet a lot of the 'collecting agents' might have wished themselves to become 'Customer Experience Managers' overnight but the two jobs are quite different and many agents will have failed the job interview, and thus be demoralised and leaving in bigger numbers than maybe management had anticipated. That's my 'take' on this news, not good, but if the CEM's produce the kind of loyalty that the directors expect then over time it should be a good move. Bad news often comes in three's - let us hope this is the exception, I have made a small 'top up' which brings me to about the level I wanted to be vis-a-vis the overall portfolio.
losos
22/6/2017
11:14
Thanks Sandbank,in the big scheme of things I try to remind myself that it's only money.
djderry
22/6/2017
08:53
DJDERRY: Alas, I am not one of the "uninitiated" as far as Cattles is concerned. It's little comfort I know - but you were not alone. Thank goodness I got out of PFG at 3218.52p in April at a modest profit - and feel as if I've dodged a bullet!
sandbank
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